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Ames Laboratory Director Alex King Congratulates Shechtman on Nobel Prize

"Danny Shechtman made the most stunning discovery in materials science in the 20th century. With a single observation, he overturned theories that had reigned unquestioned for 100 years and foreced us to re-evaluate what we understood by the term 'crystalline matter.'"

"Louis Pasteur's famous statement describes the event perfectly:
'In matters of observational science, fortune favors a prepared mind.'"

"We are proud to have Danny as a friend and colleague at the Ames Laboratory."

Alex King
Ames Laboratory Director